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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Top five strangest construction accidents

    The array of construction accidents on site can be quite incredible but whatever the incident the Accident Advice helpline is on hand to help you make a claim for compensation.

    Here are the top 5 strangest construction accidents

    1 Some larger construction sites look after their workers with caterers on site but even this can lead to a construction accident claim. A catering worker was opening a small tin of beans when she cut her wrist on the exposed edge of the lid and was off work for eight days.

    2 Ladders can be hazardous as this worker in Ireland found out when he fell about twenty feet from a ladder located in an underground storage bunker. He spent eight weeks recovering from cracked and bruised ribs.

    3 Even the most experienced workers can be caught out and this tale involves a cabinet-maker and specialist woodworker. He caught all the fingers of his hand in a circular saw and suffered extensive damage to his right hand, which is now shorter than the left.

    4 A foreman was supervising the lifting of a large wooden canopy when a timber support gave way and the canopy fell on his head causing him to need 11 stitches and a week off work.

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    5 An experienced self-employed cabinetmaker caught his right hand in the blades of a planer machine and lost the top of middle finger so had to take time off work for three weeks.

    If you have suffered an accident while working on a construction site you may be entitled to make a compensation claim as your employer has a legal duty to ensure your health and safety.

    Accident Advice Helpline specialises in providing access to justice for victims of non-fault construction accidents under a no-win, no-fee agreement.

    The law firm has established a reputation for integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability and has advisors available 24/7.

    It`s credibility is backed by television personality and people’s champion Esther Rantzen and with more than a dozen years of experience has helped thousands of claimants

    You can see if you qualify to make a claim by taking the 30-second test although you will be under no obligation to proceed.

    It is important if you have had an accident, however innocuous your injury appears to be, to see a doctor then make a note of the date and also of any cost, so that you can claim them back later.

    Date Published: October 28, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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